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    Filed on December 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm under by dcobranchi

    Civil war on the far right fringe. Cool.


    Filed on December 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm under by dcobranchi

    The first one is Katelyn. Chelsea is part of Snow Corps in the second.


    Filed on December 11, 2009 at 4:11 am under by dcobranchi

    The Tea Party is for Christians only. Good to know.

    Tea Party people stand for values

    I am concerned for our country. Our liberties are being taken away, one liberty at a time. There are people who have no idea what is going on.

    For those who don’t know, 9/12 is nine principles and 12 values.

    The principles are:

    1. America is good.

    2. I believe in God (Christ); He is the center of my life.

    3. I must always try to be more honest than I was yesterday.

    4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not government.

    5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

    6. I have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; there is no guarantee of equal results.

    7. I work hard for what I have and will share it with whom I want. Government can’t force me to be charitable.

    8. It’s not un-American for me to disagree with authority or share my personal opinion.

    9. The government works for me. I don’t answer to them, they answer to me.

    The 12 values are: honesty, reverence, hope, thrift, humility, charity, sincerity, moderation, hard work, courage, personal responsibility and gratitude.

    These are the principles of the Tea Party people. This is why they are marching and trying to tell the government to stay out of our lives.

    Watch Fox News or listen to Family Radio Network if you want to know the truth.

    Clydean Sawyer


    Filed on December 7, 2009 at 5:04 am under by dcobranchi

    OneNewsNow takes on Conservapedia’s Bible Project. Inanity ensues.


    Filed on December 5, 2009 at 7:15 am under by dcobranchi

    Mr. Castillo is back. I’m not sure why.

    All schooling should be evaluated

    When I wrote about home schooling (“Home-schooling may limit education,” Sept. 30), there were many thinking that I was talking about them. I was talking about myself, and how I was home-schooled by the church, and the many untruths that were told to me while growing up, and how I was divided by religion and race by untruth.

    I also understand that those who are home-schooled get the necessary tools to be self-supporting and find good jobs or move to excellent careers.

    What I have witnessed here in Fayetteville is young people graduating from public schools with a diploma saying they had finished 12th grade, and cannot pass a basic entrance exam into military service, or obtain a good job.

    We, the adults, whether we have school-age children or not, need to look at all schooling, making sure that our country has a future by having a well-founded school system, and an education that gives our children the tools they need to make a good living that is non-biased, and to be able to support their future families, however we choose to school our children.

    Anthony P. Castillo

    Now I have a question: Was he really homeschooled?


    Filed on December 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm under by dcobranchi

    Be “reassigned”

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — In a management shake-up Friday, General Motors acting chief executive Ed Whitacre pulled long-time auto executive Bob Lutz out of his role as head of marketing, putting him in a new role as an advisor on global design and product development.

    I have absolutely no evidence that this move was related to Lutz’ call for the federal gov’t to increase gasoline taxes, but if I were CEO I think I’d want my head of marketing to have some sense of the market. Calling for the feds to raise gasoline taxes in a terrible economy just so GM can sell more cars is just plain stupid.


    Filed on December 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm under by dcobranchi

    How to lose friends and negatively influence consumers:

    Government help at the local and national levels will be needed to make a car like the Volt a commercial success, said Lutz in a question-and-answer session following his speech.

    First, federal gasoline taxes would need to be higher to push the price of fuel up to the point that paying the extra cost of a battery-powered car would be worthwhile.

    “We’re not advocating that,” he said, “but if we don’t do that it’s going to get very difficult to sell these vehicles.”

    Shorter GM: Yeah, the car is uncompetitive, so we want the feds to punish every other car company and all consumers so that we might be able to sell a few more Volts.

    Fuck ’em and the car they rode in on.


    Filed on December 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm under by dcobranchi

    It burns!

    This anti-NASA piece made my brain hurt. Just a little taste (since misery loves company):

    $577 million for heliophysics, the study of the sun and its effect on the solar system, equaling the amount of Missouri transportation projects to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    Of course. Studying the Sun is wasteful. Much better to give that money to Missouri to fill in potholes. I mean, it’s the Sun! It’s 93 million friggin’ miles away! That’s like even further away than France.

    I AM GOD!

    Filed on at 3:26 pm under by dcobranchi

    And so are you.

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